- Gunmen have attacked a popular Estate in Abuja
- Three persons were taken away during the operation
Gunmen Invade Abuja Estate, Abduct 3 Persons
Gunmen have invaded an estate in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, kidnapping a couple and another man.
Three persons have been abducted after gunmen suspected to be bandits invaded Grow Homes Estate along Kuchibiyi in the Kubwa area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
This is happening barely eight months after nine persons were kidnapped in the estate.
According to sources, the incident occured at about 9pm on Thursday.
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The gunmen numbering about 20 began their operations by shooting sporadically to scare off people and then proceeded to whisk away a newly married couple and another man.
Before leaving they disconnected the alert systems of the houses.
The kidnappers got away through a bush track linking the community to another village.
A security source at the estate, who insisted on anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to the press said:
On Thursday around 9pm, we (vigilante) heard a gunshot. After hearing the sound, we and some Nigeria Mobile Police (MOPOL) officers searched around to locate it.
“On our way, we saw one of us. He told us they were kidnappers, numbering over 20. He was shot in his hand. At that point, we heard another gunshot. They were shooting at us, while the officers were shooting too.
“We had to stop the counter attack because of their number. They took away three persons; a couple and a man. The kidnappers haven’t contacted anyone yet.”
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